Research Areas
Photonic Materials
Cubic Phase GaN
Integrated Photonics
Thermal Engineering
Device Fabrication

Welcome to ICORLAB


We are: a research group led by Prof. Can Bayram in the Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. We are located in the Nick Holonyak, Jr Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory.

Our current research interests lie in the intersection of 
• Novel III-V materials and hetero-structures, and
• Photonic and electronic quantum devices.

Particularly, we explore
• Novel materials, devices, and their 3D hetero-integration on unconventional platforms such as graphene and silicon,
• Heat transport across/through semiconductors,
• Efficiency droop mechanisms and remedies in AlInGaN emitters, and
• Ultra-fast THz photonics/electronics.

Our work is interdisciplinary. Our alumni demonstrate strong skills in solid state physics, first principles calculations, Technology Computer Aided Design, micro/nano-fabrication, and reliability characterization and analysis of semiconductor devices. Our collaborations include on-campus resources including Materials Research Laboratory, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Chemical Engineering Department, Mechanical Engineering Department, and off-campus ones including Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Minnesota, University of Notre Dame, Stanford University, Veeco, and IBM.

Our research team is recognized with distinguished (inter)national awards such as NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship, Goldwater Scholarship, National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalist, SPIE Scholarships, and CS Mantech Best Paper Award. Please see the complete research news & publicity.

News from ICORLAB


Kihoon to join Intel

Kihoon is to defend his PhD work in a few months. Upon successful defense, Kihoon is to join Intel as […]


Hsuan-Ping to join Intel

Hsuan-Ping is defending his doctoral thesis on Jan. 16th, 2 pm in HMNTL 3005. Upon successful defense, Hsuan-Ping is to […]


Journal paper published

“Impact of dislocations on the thermal conductivity of gallium nitride studied by time-domain thermoreflectance,” J. Appl. Phys. 126, 185103 (2019). Select Highlights […]